Win Tickets to Blitzen Trapper at the Old Rock House Wednesday, September 18

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Blitzen Trapper is coming to town next Wednesday, September 18, and we have two tickets to give away! The Portland, Oregon-based experimental country/folk band will perform at the Old Rock House (1200 South Seventh Street, 314-588-0505).

To win, simply tell us why you deserve to go. Be creative! You may enter in the comments below -- make sure you include some way of contacting you, as well as your full name so you can pick up your tickets. We will announce the winner here on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

When Blitzen Trapper came to town in 2011, RFT Music writer Christian Schaeffer had this to say:

Based on the title track of Blitzen Trapper's Destroyer of the Void, you'd be forgiven for thinking that all bands from the Pacific Northwest employ bucolic five-part harmonies. It's true that this Portland-based band bears some similarities to Sub Pop labelmates Fleet Foxes in the group-singing department, but Blitzen Trapper opts for a more shaggy, classic-rock vibe to even out the peaceful, easy Americana feelings. Elsewhere on Destroyer, singer Eric Earley leads the band through XTC-esque pop songs, Supertramp-indebted piano stompers and enough proggy synth flourishes to keep early Genesis fans happy. But Earley is a storyteller by trade, and his easygoing tenor is an invitation to his knotty and beguiling lyrics.

Watch Blitzen Trapper performing "American Goldwing" from the 2011 album of the same name below.

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Old Rock House

1200 S. 7th St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

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I deserve the tickets because I work in public safety and don't get to see many good shows because of my work schedule.  Somehow the sun, moon, stars and planets are aligned in the cosmos and I am miraculously NOT working the night of a concert that I want to see.  I first saw Blitzen Trapper in 2010 when they played at Off Broadway.  I have dubbed this particular show "The Sauna"- the outside temperature was 100+ and the crowd was standing room only.  I remember after the opening set the lead guitar player's shirt was already soaked and he asked the crowd: "How do you people live like this?!?!?!"  It was awesome.  @johnbfischer John Fischer 


I think I need another chance to see Blitzen Trapper, as a big fan who has seen them 2x and loved the concerts, but delt with unfortunate circumstances both times. 2010 at Off Broadway had to be 100 degrees inside, 2011 at the Firebird was one of the worst dates I have ever been a part of. My lesson from that night: don't slam PBR tall boys on a date. @Meng_thoughts Dan Meng


I live in Decatur, Illinois so I need plenty of advance notice if I win the tickets.  Music has Appalachian notes to it.

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